It has been Pastor Steve’s joy to serve as Bethel Church’s (NW Indiana) senior pastor since 1997. His primary responsibilities are teaching at our weekend services, shepherding the people, leading the staff, serving as an Elder, and providing overall vision for the church.

Steve’s passions include expository preaching, the doctrines of grace, helping the church engage its culture, and the beauty of God. He often speaks in contexts outside Bethel and enjoys traveling as a part of Bethel’s global mission efforts.

In addition to pastoring Bethel Church, Steve’s teaching ministry, The Journey, is heard through various media outlets. This teaching ministry is heard on Moody Radio FM Chicago (90.1) with a half-hour program each weekday at 9:30pm and Sunday mornings at 11:00am. Broadcasts and other resources are available here at

Steve released his first authored book in 2012 entitled Eyes Wide Open: Enjoying God in Everything.

A graduate of Cornerstone University and Grand Rapids Theological Seminary, Steve’s interests include sports of all kinds, rooting for University of Iowa teams, books, and travel. It is possible you will run into him at a golf course near you.

After serving as a single pastor for many years, Steve was married to Jennifer in August of 2012. They rejoiced at the birth of their daughters Kiralee in 2013 and Madeline in 2015. The DeWitts live in Crown Point, IN.